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Au Vieux Paris

#3,429 of 12,959 Restaurants in Paris
#3,670 of 13,539 Places to Eat in Paris
Neighborhood:
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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24 Rue Chanoinesse, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 78 52
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Au Vieux Paris restaurant in the very heart of Paris, on the Ile de la...
Au Vieux Paris restaurant in the very heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cite not two steps from Notre Dame, has history and gastronomy in its favour. Patrons Odette and Georges bring their seasonal ingredients each week from the finest organic farms in the Aveyron in southern France to create dishes like warm foie gras, duck breast a l���orange, and other classics. The restaurant is sited in an Canon���s residence constructed in 1512 and the d��cor ��� brilliantly over the top ��� reflects history in every detail, the heavily figured scarlet wallpaper and tented ceilings, the antique prints, the exposed stonework and rich draperies. Au Vieux Paris is terribly romantic - you���ll even have to stroll by the Seine to get home.
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 20
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  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious !

The food was good especially their hot foie gras appetizer and bouef bougnion main plate. We were a little disappointed with their apple tart dessert though. And, of course, their house Bordeaux was quite good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
bookerina
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good especially their hot foie gras appetizer and bouef bougnion main plate. We were a little disappointed with their apple tart dessert though. And, of course, their house Bordeaux was quite good.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Found almost by chance and concerns about a wheelchair. Nothing too much trouble for Frederico, we were entertained, serenaded and served immaculately. Most dishes good, some excellent. Superb experience

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You start by being pleasantly surprised that there's a place with small restaurant feel so close to Notre Dame. The menu is simple with daily items. Portions on the small side, prices on the high side, but quality is OK. Scallop carpaccio was nice if salty, duck confit was advertised to come with sauteed potatoes, but came with dabs of... More 

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Windermere,Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were intrigued by this beautiful restaurant on the Ile de Cite and had a cafe( espresso ) outside. The waiter was so friendly we decided to go back for lunch. The restaurant is bigger than we thought. We were led upstairs to a red damask room with Limoge china ( don't worry, removed before meal). There was only one... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We spent a weekend in Paris and we were advised by our hosts to try this restaurant. The dinner took 3 and a half hours with unbelievably lazy service, average food at best (I admit, foie gras was indeed very good!), and tourist trap-like feeling throughout the evening at Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole. I would avoid the place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cozy little restaurant steps from the Notre Dame. Pick your own bottle from the wine cellar, opt for the chef's tasting menu for dinner, and enjoy an authentic French meal in a uniquely decorated setting.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you visit the Notre Dame cathedral you MUST try and grab a table. The food is fantastic, DO get the duck confit or the fois gras, the atmosphere is awesome and the service is great. We were fortunate in that there was a table available outside so we enjoyed everything that this restaurant had to offer in terms of... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our guide recommended this place since we did not have reservations any where and she didn't want us to have bad food. The restaurant feels like you've entered a cave (a lovely one), the food is homemade, fresh, and french. There is an English menu and a French menu. Beware that the English menu does not have everything that is... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Small restaurant practically next to Notre-Dame, just go along the left side of the basilica, turn left, and about 100 metres, there you are. It's been a while since I've been, but if Georges and Odette are still the owners, you MUST have the Escargots D'Aveyron (this is Odette's hometown). One reviewer said service was slow, but I've never seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is a must see, it was very romantic! They have this really cool old winecellar (from like the 1700's or something) where you can go down by yourself and choose your wine. Food was so and so, good value and very good service, they made you feel soo special. Will come again if I have the chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Rue Chanoinesse, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 51 78 52

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Au Vieux Paris restaurant in the very heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cite not two steps from Notre Dame, has history and gastronomy in its favour. Patrons Odette and Georges bring their seasonal ingredients each week from the finest organic farms in the Aveyron in southern France to create dishes like warm foie gras, duck breast a l���orange, and other classics. The restaurant is sited in an Canon���s residence constructed in 1512 and the d��cor ��� brilliantly over the top ��� reflects history in every detail, the heavily figured scarlet wallpaper and tented ceilings, the antique prints, the exposed stonework and rich draperies. Au Vieux Paris is terribly romantic - you���ll even have to stroll by the Seine to get home.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

Neighborhood Profile
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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